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We play a leading role in updating and maintaining the NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Program's database of rare animal species.

 

Jobs and Internships

Here are open positions with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.


Image of Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ.Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ. © Ben Wurst

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is excited to offer internships for the Spring and Summer months. Our volunteer internships can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases.

Our 2014 Summer Internship opportunities include both field work internships and office-based internships. See below for details.


FIELD INTERNSHIPS

Amphibian Project Internship (Position has been FILLED)

Assist in documenting vernal breeding pools and amphibian road-crossing hot spots while educating the public about amphibian conservation. Flexible location; northern New Jersey preferred. Up to 25 hours per week.

Bat Project Internship (Position has been FILLED)

Assist in educating the public and collecting data on NJ’s bats. Flexible location within New Jersey. Up to 25 hours per week.

Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Internship (Application period now open)

This is a volunteer position in the southern Ocean County & Atlantic County areas. This year the position is a volunteer position. Intern(s) will work with CWF biologists and conduct hourly road patrols on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road patrols and collect morphometric data on nesting terrapins. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Data collected this year will be used to compare to a previous study conducted 10 years ago on GBB. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2014

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Information about the volunteer internship for the Great Bay Terrapin Conservation Project in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

Nest Box Project Internship (Application period closed)

Install and monitor nest boxes for barn owls and American kestrels. Flexible location; easy accessibility to Hunterdon and Somerset Counties is preferred. Up to 25 hours per week.

New Jersey Osprey Project visual arts internship

It's been 40 years since ospreys were first listed as endangered in New Jersey. Today the population has grown to over 500 nesting pairs and we work to monitor and manage those pairs. CWF is looking for a college student who is studying visual arts to work with us to gather footage of fieldwork and nesting surveys to help raise awareness for ospreys in coastal New Jersey. Candidates should have previous video experiece and/or coursework. Photo/videography equipment will not be provided for this internship. The same applies for video editing equipment. 7-14 hours per week. Locations will vary from Monmouth County south to Cape May County along the Atlantic Coast. This is a volunteer position and you must provide your own transportation. There is the possibilty of getting reimbursed for travel. Internship can start as early as March 1, 2014. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume.


OFFICE-BASED INTERNSHIPS

The following positions are based in Trenton, New Jersey.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Communications

Provide hands-on leadership on CWF's public outreach, online presence, and social media. 7-25 hours per week. May be offered to qualified applicants as a research internship done primarily from home or school.

Environmental Education

Provide hands-on support for CWF's education programs. 7-14 hours per week.

GIS Internship (Application period closed)

Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to map rare species locations across New Jersey. 7-14 hours per week.

Marketing

Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion. 7-25 hours per week. May be offered to qualified applicants as a research internship done primarily from home or school.

Public Affairs

Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives. 7-25 hours per week. May be offered to qualified applicants as a research internship done primarily from home or school.

Video/Photography

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. 7-25 hours per week. May be offered to qualified applicants as a research internship done primarily from home or school.

Wildlife Conservation

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work. 7-25 hours per week. May be offered to qualified applicants as a research internship done primarily from home or school.


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